Kat Novak is a textile artist whose emphasis is on embroidery, handspinning, screen printing, and digital textile printing. Novak utilizes textiles to celebrate and preserve communities that are often overlooked. She embraces the intersection of hand processing and technology by utilizing digitally textile printed imagery generated from shared photographed moments and embroidering and hand sewing each piece. Her work has been displayed in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. She has earned a BS and MA in Fashion from the University of Akron, a Master Handspinner Certificate from Haliburton School of Art and Design, and an MFA in Textiles from Kent State University.